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‘Death by a thousand cuts’: Vast expanse of rainforest lost in 2018

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    dubteedub
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    Bloomberg is reporting that the amount of forests cleared in 2018 amounts to the same amount of land as the entire country of Belgium or two Connecticuts. Deforestation Wipes Out an Area the Size...

    Bloomberg is reporting that the amount of forests cleared in 2018 amounts to the same amount of land as the entire country of Belgium or two Connecticuts.

    As horrible as the rest of Bolsonaro's policies are in Brazil, the devastation of the rain-forest is such a momentous loss that we may never recover from.

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    1. alyaza
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      i seem to recall that this, more than anything else, was one of the big arguments for why bolsonaro would be devastating if he won the presidency that people tried to push. unfortunately, grand,...

      As horrible as the rest of Bolsonaro's policies are in Brazil, the devastation of the rain-forest is such a momentous loss that we may never recover from.

      i seem to recall that this, more than anything else, was one of the big arguments for why bolsonaro would be devastating if he won the presidency that people tried to push. unfortunately, grand, sweeping, "think of the international consequences of this" arguments don't tend to sway people like focusing on their local issues does. if they did, our whole political paradigm would probably be different.

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